Anyone who knows me knows I love a good middle grade novel. What can I say? I love being transported back to the nostalgia and fun of my youth! Middle grade novels are always so fun and creative, so I was pumped that an author even asked me to read one of theirs! It’s always so rare and exciting!
So, onto the review:
This is book four of the series, so I jumped in at a random time. It wasn’t too hard to jump into, but here’s what I got from the story:
William is our lead, and his buddy is out of the game and is in hiding. But, don’t worry! He sends him a text to meet him at a local skate park. I can already tell, they’re gonna get into some mischief! He has a plan, and it’s shown through great, little pictures within the book. The kids an artist and a great thrill seeker!
This group of kids decide they are gonna play a little baseball! It all seems exciting, right? Right?! Well, not until a few mistakes happen and things go a little astray.
They also get into more fun hijinks throughout the story, but I’ll leave the rest for you to read.
I think young readers who love sports will totally dig this book. I was always craving more sports related books as a kid growing up (there was mostly books about animals or fantasy… go figure), so it’s nice to see more now. This book isn’t too long and it’s exciting and fun enough to keep you hooked and entertained.
Plus, William, Thomas and their buddies are all fun and relatable. They’re kids being kids, and it’s great to see a book where it doesn’t feel like adults in kids bodies.
Fun side notes:
These kids live in Itchygooney, which is just one incredible name (if I might say so).
Halloween! Ah, I love a good Halloween shout out. It’s my fave holiday!
Personality filled comics at the back!
Four out of five stars!
I received this book for free from the author, Mark Gunning, in exchange of an honest review.
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